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Wicked1
Jul 29, 2011, 05:42 PM
I am thinking there has to be a better way then using Mac the Ripper which takes 45 minutes to RIP a DVD, then using HandBrake to Encode it for use in iTunes which takes another 30-45 minutes. Then I am left with a pre encoded 6GB stored image, and 700-1.4 image for iTunes after it is Encoded.

I am also finding that Mac The Ripper has trouble reading some DVD's and I keep Getting VOB messages that either say PAD or DEL VOB? Why?

Someone mentioned they stopped using Mac the Ripper and use HB to encode the DVD right away.

What is everyone else doing I am curious because I want to go all digital, and I have 300 DVD's.



thekb
Jul 29, 2011, 06:11 PM
I am thinking there has to be a better way then using Mac the Ripper which takes 45 minutes to RIP a DVD, then using HandBrake to Encode it for use in iTunes which takes another 30-45 minutes. Then I am left with a pre encoded 6GB stored image, and 700-1.4 image for iTunes after it is Encoded.

I am also finding that Mac The Ripper has trouble reading some DVD's and I keep Getting VOB messages that either say PAD or DEL VOB? Why?

Someone mentioned they stopped using Mac the Ripper and use HB to encode the DVD right away.

What is everyone else doing I am curious because I want to go all digital, and I have 300 DVD's.


I use HB all the way.

ftaok
Jul 29, 2011, 06:17 PM
My DVD back up routine is to use a PC and DVDFabDecrypter to rip the disc and Handbrake to encode. I keep both the ~6GB VIDEO_TS folder (for posterity) and create a ~1GB video file using the aTV2 preset.

I've stopped using MTR since 2.6.6 is very old and has issues on many new releases. Newer versions of MTR require sending donations to the developer and is still in beta (at least it was when I was still using MTR).

Other Mac rippers that many use are Fairplay and MacDVDRipper (I think that what it's called)

I'm kinda envious of your rip/encode times. I'm using a Centrino PC and CoreDuo Mac. Suffice it to say, my workflow durations are slightly longer.

TwinCities Dan
Jul 29, 2011, 06:18 PM
HandBreak is all I use.

btbrossard
Jul 29, 2011, 06:27 PM
I use RipIt. It costs money, but works very well.

It's a one click solution. Hit Compress and come back later.

Makes it easy to do a lot of DVDs.

Cakeove
Jul 29, 2011, 07:05 PM
I am thinking there has to be a better way then using Mac the Ripper which takes 45 minutes to RIP a DVD, then using HandBrake to Encode it for use in iTunes which takes another 30-45 minutes. Then I am left with a pre encoded 6GB stored image, and 700-1.4 image for iTunes after it is Encoded.

I am also finding that Mac The Ripper has trouble reading some DVD's and I keep Getting VOB messages that either say PAD or DEL VOB? Why?

Someone mentioned they stopped using Mac the Ripper and use HB to encode the DVD right away.

What is everyone else doing I am curious because I want to go all digital, and I have 300 DVD's.


I use handbrake, but on 27" iMac 2011 Core i7 3.4Ghz Quad core, the enconding time for Apple tv 2 preset only take 13~15 minutes per DVD.

:)

From A Buick 8
Jul 29, 2011, 07:49 PM
Use RipIt. Rip about 10 DVD's then add all into Handbrake using the AppleTV2 preset and let HB do it's thing overnight.

The next day repeat. Using this method I churned through about 600 DVD's last fall.

I then trashed the ripped movie.

PS: Use identify to tag and add the encoded file to iTunes.

KevinC867
Jul 29, 2011, 09:30 PM
I use MakeMKV to rip my DVDs and Blu-Rays before doing batch transcodes with HandBrake. I like the fact that MakeMKV creates a single full resolution file per title, rather than a directory full of a bunch of VOBs. The downside is that you probably can't recreate the full menu system of the disc.

irishtike
Jul 30, 2011, 12:54 AM
The Apple TV setting on Magic DVD ripper is what i've been using, it even plays on my ipods.

Jefferyd32
Aug 8, 2011, 04:32 PM
I can't figure out how to get my encoded rip from handbrake into iTunes. I ripped my first DVD today, yet cannot get it to play into iTunes. I tried dropping a copied file into iTunes, and added the file to the iTunes library via iTunes and yet nothing worked. Thanks.

Attonine
Aug 8, 2011, 04:38 PM
Ripit>handbrake>MetaX

Yes, I'm still using MetaX for tagging. I just like it!

Mac The Ripper doesn't work on Lion, or rather the free to get 2.6.6 doesn't. Anyone else find Handbrake transcode times have increased in Lion?

rcordes
Aug 8, 2011, 05:57 PM
I use HB to rip and then Subler to meta tag. That way iTunes thinks it's a purchased movie and makes everything look right.

Aragornii
Aug 9, 2011, 12:11 AM
I can't figure out how to get my encoded rip from handbrake into iTunes. I ripped my first DVD today, yet cannot get it to play into iTunes. I tried dropping a copied file into iTunes, and added the file to the iTunes library via iTunes and yet nothing worked. Thanks.

First, make sure you are using the Apple TV preset. Otherwise the file you create may not be compatible. Second, be sure you have VLC installed, because if you don't HB can't rip a DVD.

blueroom
Aug 9, 2011, 12:17 AM
I don't use MetaX it's a bugfest IMO, I use identify much faster and works like a charm.

Jefferyd32
Aug 9, 2011, 12:23 AM
First, make sure you are using the Apple TV preset. Otherwise the file you create may not be compatible. Second, be sure you have VLC installed, because if you don't HB can't rip a DVD.

I have VLC installed, and the DVD has been ripped, I just can't get it to play in iTunes. What is the apple TV preset? Where do I find it, and what does that have to do with iTunes? I clicked the iPod 5g compatability, but otherwise just used the basic handbrake settings.

runwithscissors
Aug 9, 2011, 10:15 AM
Handbrake
MetaX

PsyOpWarlord
Aug 9, 2011, 10:27 AM
Handbreak with VLC installed for ripping.
iDentify 2 for tagging.

For problematic movies I revert and bootcamp into Windows to use AnyDVD to rip the movie. Once ripped to the hard drive I'll boot back into OSX and use the above.

harpster
Aug 9, 2011, 11:12 AM
Personally I don't care for the Mac Super Drive for ripping it's noisy, can be slow, and I've had errors when using Ripit for example. I have an older PC running XP and use the AnyDVD/CloneDVD combo from SlySoft to rip - great software!

Then I transfer the ripped files to my iMac i7 for encoding in Handbrake because it's way faster and encoding than my PC.

Scarpad
Aug 9, 2011, 01:08 PM
I use Handbrake with VLC installed for Direct ripping of DVD's
For Blu Ray I use an External Blu Ray Drive and MakeMKV to rip to an MKV file and then feed into HB

I've also started using Iflicks for DVD and Blu Ray encodes. I rip first using MakeMKV and then use Iflicks to conver the entire season , it does the metadata at the same time, it does a good job with everything except files needing deinterlacing.

dXTC
Aug 9, 2011, 01:33 PM
My DVD back up routine is to use a PC and DVDFabDecrypter to rip the disc and Handbrake to encode. I keep both the ~6GB VIDEO_TS folder (for posterity) and create a ~1GB video file using the aTV2 preset.


DVDFab is my rip tool of choice too; it's on my self-built PC. Afterward, I copy the VIDEO_TS folder to a USB flash drive for conversion (usually in small batches) on my iMac via HandBrake; it saves wear and tear on the iMac's optical drive. I tag each movie "by hand".

dezza.1985
Aug 9, 2011, 01:38 PM
I want my movies to work on ATV, ATV 2 & iPad. I am currently using the iPod/iphone HB setting and changing the biterate to 2500.

Would the ATV2 setting work with both the iPad and ATV1?

DotCom2
Aug 9, 2011, 02:18 PM
DVDFab is my rip tool of choice too; it's on my self-built PC. Afterward, I copy the VIDEO_TS folder to a USB flash drive for conversion (usually in small batches) on my iMac via HandBrake; it saves wear and tear on the iMac's optical drive. I tag each movie "by hand".

DVD Fab / handbrake
On a PC here.

b-rad g
Aug 9, 2011, 02:52 PM
RipIt-->Handbrake-->Identify-->iTunes

MrMoore
Aug 9, 2011, 04:00 PM
I use Handbrake to rip when it is a movie. If it is a TV Show DVD, I will use RipIt to save to the desktop and Handbrake to create the m4V (AppleTV preset) file. For the meta data I use iFlicks.

I used MetaX in the past, but the program is been freezing on me lately. Doesn't seem to have been updated in awhile too.

Arkland
Aug 9, 2011, 05:32 PM
I start the dvd in dvd player, get the title number, use handbrake on that specific title. I use universal pre-set so it will play on all devices, the file doesn't get big. Then I use meta-x for the final step. The only problem I have is finding good artwork for the covers.

Wicked1
Aug 10, 2011, 07:26 AM
I start the dvd in dvd player, get the title number, use handbrake on that specific title. I use universal pre-set so it will play on all devices, the file doesn't get big. Then I use meta-x for the final step. The only problem I have is finding good artwork for the covers.

Try Amazon.com they sometimes have decent artwork, but for the most part I try to get it off the site of the company who directed it or website for the movie

tbayrgs
Aug 10, 2011, 10:01 AM
RipIt-->Handbrake-->Identify-->iTunes

My exact process as well, though for blu ray disks I use MakeMKV instead of RipIt.

det2004
Oct 9, 2011, 09:37 PM
Is RipIt free? I went to the website and they have a button for free download as well as a link to purchase it.

http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/

lewdvig
Oct 9, 2011, 10:24 PM
I use RipIt. It costs money, but works very well.

It's a one click solution. Hit Compress and come back later.

Makes it easy to do a lot of DVDs.

Yup, I have 4 instances open right now. As soon as the compression starts, I duplicate the app and open the copy, eject disc, insert new one and hit the compress button. I've had up to nine instances LOL.

I've ripped almost my whole DVD collection.

My only gripes:
- no support for subtitles.
- sees some TV shows as one giant 4-5 hour episode.

But I've had 99% success on several hundred discs.

I use Metax and now Metaz for tagging the mp4 files.

benh911f
Oct 9, 2011, 10:43 PM
Is RipIt free? I went to the website and they have a button for free download as well as a link to purchase it.

http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/


The free version is a trial limited to 10 rips, I believe. After that you must buy, but it's well worth it IMO.

hafr
Oct 10, 2011, 01:44 AM
RipIt to rip the DVD:s
Handbrake to get only the sound tracks and subtitles I want
iVI to add information and artwork